[global network military report] Kyodo News Agency reported on November 14 that Japans defense ministry revealed on the same day that the U.S. Marine Corps and the land self defense force will carry out joint practical training in the three counties, Shiga, Okayama and Xiangchuan in December. Four Osprey transport planes belonging to putianjian Airport (located in yiyewan City, Okinawa county) of the US military stationed in Japan will participate. For the first time, Osprey has participated in actual combat training in four countries.
U.S. forces in Japan sent out Osprey transport aircraft to participate in the exercise
Morita Zhinan, director of the defense Bureau of the Ministry of defense, visited the Xiangchuan county government Thursday to explain the training. As a part of the training transfer aimed at reducing the burden of Okinawa County, the training aims to improve the capability of joint operation between the Marines and the US Marine Corps. The period is from December 1 to 13, and from December 2 to 12, it is implemented in Xiangchuan county. About 450 Marines and about 300 Marines participated.
Osprey will take off and land at MINGYE station in Yishi City, Sanjiang County, yantingye drill ground in Gaodao City, Zihe County, banchu City, Xiangchuan county and guofen drill ground in GAOSONG city. It is said that the training plan for the national training ground will be completed by 10 p.m. at the latest.
The importance of joint training and the need to reduce the burden of Okinawa can be understood, but there are also people who are upset, commented Bintian huizao, Xiangchuan County governor. It is hoped that the central government will give appropriate explanations to the local government. (end)
Source: editor in charge of global network: Wang Xuyu b12062